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February 25-26, 2020

J. Wayne Reitz Union
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

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Water Scarcity Allocation and Use

First Name Last Name Organization Abstract Title PDF
Ali Al- Quraishi University of Florida Spatial and Seasonal Variations of the Mesopotamian Marshes Hydro-Pattern Under Natural and Regulated Flow Conditions View PDF
Jessica Balerna University of South Florida Characterizing Long-Term Ecological Responses to Hydrological Change in Impaired Depressional Wetlands in Tampa Bay, FL View PDF
Jason Bellino U.S. Geological Survey Water Budget for the Floridan Aquifer System  
Lorna Bravo University of Florida Empowering Master Gardeners to Build their Own Gardening Floating Beds View PDF
Joshua Epstein University of Florida Controls on Community Composition and Biodiversity in North-Central Florida Geographically Isolated Wetlands  
Sadie Hundemer University of Florida Stories of the Floridan Aquifer: Framing of Water Issues in Regional Newspapers  
Jennifer Jackson University of Florida Hydroxypropyltrimethyl Ammonium Chitosan Chloride Functionalized Graphene Oxide for Biofouling Control on Reverse Osmosis Membranes  
David Kaplan University of Florida Quantifying the Effects of Upland Prescribed Burns on the Hydrology Of Geographically Isolated Wetlands in Florida Pine Flatwoods View PDF
Susan Lamb University of Florida Irrigation Decision-Making and Groundwater Use Outcomes in Western Kansas  
Jason Merrick University of Florida Improving Agricultural Water Use and Water Quality Using Enhanced Irrigation Scheduling Methods  
Eduart Murcia University of Florida Using Groundcovered Beds as BMP for Citrus Water Management View PDF
Ying Ouyang USDA Forest Service Afforestation and Its Impacts on Groundwater Resource Availability in a Mississippi Watershed  
Nathan Reaver University of Florida Implementing Pine Plantation Silvicultural Production and Management Practices into the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT)  
Kate Rotindo UF/IFAS St. Lucie County Extension Florida-Friendly Landscapingä Pilot Program in the Lincoln Park Community and Surrounding Area  
Frank Schmitz Florida State University Should the Apalachicola River and Bay be Separate Projects?  
Sharmin Siddiqui University of Florida Classifying Flow Regimes of the Amazon View PDF
Moonwon Soh University of Florida Simultaneous Adoption of Agricultural Best Management Practices in Florida: Tailwater Recovery System and Other Best Management Practices for Vegetables and Agronomic Crops  
Qing Sun St. Johns River Water Management District Springshed Delineation of Wekiva River Basin Springs  
Lory Willard University of Florida Evaluation of Pedotransfer Functions with Small-Scale Simple Field Measurements of Hydraulic Conductivity in Laikipia, Kenya  
George Worrall University of Florida Assessing Satellite-Based Soil Moisture Products for Agricultural Areas in North Central Florida  
Li Zhang Florida Gulf Coast University Ecological Succession, Hydrology, and Water Quality of Restored Urban Wetlands in South Florida  

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Impacts of and Resilience to Climate Change Extreme Events and Sea Level Rise

First Name Last Name Organization Abstract Title PDF
Maram Alrehaili University of Florida 3D Flood-Inundation Model of the Amite River in Baton Rouge Parish in 2016, Louisiana State  
Savanna Barry University of Florida Building Resilient Living Shorelines with Low-Cost, Low-Impact Alternative Materials and Methods  
Amit Bhardwaj Florida State University Understanding Seasonal Variations of Peninsular Florida  
Taryn Chaya University of Florida iCoast: Deploying Advanced Water Sensor Technology to Monitor Water Quality  
Audrey Goeckner UF/IFAS Carbon Dynamics of Urban Stormwater Ponds: Burial, Gas Flux, and DOM Composition  
Scott Prinos United States Geological Survey Local-Scale Drainage, Runoff, and Recharge Delineation in the South Miami Heights Area  
Chu-En Hsu University of Florida Structure of the iCoast Coastal Hazard Forecast System View PDF
Patrick Inglett University of Florida Vegetation Effects on Greenhouse Gas Production in Subtropical Wetland Soils of the National Ecological Observatory Network  
Sardar Md Shaheen Simec Institute of Technology Climate Change and Sea Water Rising: Challenges for Coastal Habitants in Bangladesh  
Tricia Kyzar University of Florida Challenges and Opportunities for Sustaining Southeastern US Coastal Wetlands  
Carly Narotsky FSU The Seasonal Predictability of the Anomalous Rainy Seasons of Florida View PDF
Merrie Beth Neely Global Science and Technology, Inc. GEO Aquawatch: The Global Water Quality Initiative  
Woi Sok Oh University of Florida Effects of Combining Social and Hydrological Factors in Water Scarcity-Induced Migrations: Application to a Toy Agent-Based Model  
Deepa Raveendranpillai Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Impacts of Concurrent Extremes on Water Resources and Vulnerability Assessments  
Christian Rivera University of Florida A Synthesis of Opportunities for Applying the Telecoupling Framework to Marine Protected Areas  
Jamila Roth University of Florida Seagrass Ecosystems and Environmental Change: Effects of Multiple Stressors on Plant-Herbivore Interactions View PDF
Tracey Schafer University of Florida Impacts of Repeated Hurricane Disturbance on Dissolved Organic Matter Cycling Along An Aquatic Continuum in Northeastern Florida  
Katherine Serafin University of Florida Disentangling Flood Drivers: Coastal River Flood Risk in a Changing Climate  
Emily Taylor University of Florida Recovery of Nutrient and Energy Cycling Following Hydrologic Disturbances in Sub-Tropical Urban Streams  
Mohsen Tootoonchi University of Florida Lethal Salinity Concentration Varies Among Vallisneria americana Ecotypes View PDF
Stephanie Verhulst University of Florida Juncus Roemerianus Exhibits Stress Response to Elevated Salt Marsh Soil Salinity  
W. Samantha Yuan University of Florida Floridans’ Love-Hate Relationship with Invasive Species: An Overview of Two Case Studies Highlighting the Complexity of Communication and Education  

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Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs) in Springs Lakes and Coastal Waters

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Sources Impacts and Management of Contaminants (Nutrients Pharmaceuticals PFAS Microorganisms Metals)

First Name Last Name Organization Abstract Title PDF
Piyush Agade University of Florida GatorByte – An Open-Source Platform for Low Cost, Real-Time Water Resource Monitoring View PDF
Scott Augustine University of Florida Field-Scale Demonstration of the Sediment Bed Passive Fluxmeter at a CVOC Impaired Site  
Candace Barnes University of Florida Mechanistic Antiviral Activity of Chitosan Microparticles Against Bacteriophage MS2, A Human Norovirus Surrogate  
Ranjit Bawa University of Georgia Impact of Land Cover on Groundwater Quality in the Upper Floridan Aquifer in Florida, United States  
Rachelle Berger University of Florida Effects of Flooded Rice as a Summer Crop Rotation in South Florida Agriculture Production  
Kyle Boutin Florida Gulf Coast University Wetlaculture: Utilizing Nutrient Pollution to Support Agricultural Crops in South Florida  
Ronell Bridgemohan University Of Florida Microbial Source Tracking of Human and Animal Fecal Contamination in the Beaches and Rivers of Trinidad  
Olivia Cacciatore University of Florida Investigating the Hydrologic Connectivity of Geographically Isolated Wetlands Using Solute Tracers  
Savannah Cain University of Florida IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center Characterizing the Dynamics of Pollutants in Streams Draining Urbanized Areas in Northwest Florida  
Keisha Castillo-Torres Interdisciplinary Microsystems Group Assessing Recreational Water Quality via Magnetic Isolation of Bacteria  
Danielle (Dani) Cucchiara University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions Using Molecular Methods to Improve Metal Mixture Risk Assessment at Mining-Impacted Sites View PDF
Maite De María University of Florida Aquatic Exposure of Largemouth Bass and Florida Manatee to Glyphosate  
Megan Donovan University of Florida Property Value Impacts of Proximity to the Cabot-Koppers Superfund Site in Gainesville, FL View PDF
Don Duke Florida Gulf Coast University Who Owns the Pond? Who Owns the Pollutant? Stormwater Detention Ponds and Pollutant Control in Suburban Southwest Florida  
Don Duke Florida Gulf Coast University Drainage and Stormwater Detention Ponds in a Rapidly-Urbanizing Landscape, Southwest Florida  
Madison Flint University of Florida Biogeochemical and Hydrological Controls on Nitrous Oxide Cycling in Karstic Aquifers  
Charlotte Haberstroh University of South Florida Sources and Transport of (Micro)Plastic in Urban Rivers: Field Study in the Hillsborough River  
Kira Hansen University of Florida Resilient and Sustainable Compact Bed Plasticulture for Watermelon Production in Florida  
Fei He University of Florida Effects of Producers’ Risk Perceptions on the Choice of Nitrogen Application Rates: A Case Study of Florida Carrot Production  
Md. Monirul Islam International University of Business Agriculture and Technology Impact of Industries Effluents to River Turag: Effect to Climate Change  
Hajime Guillermo Kurita Oyamada University of Florida Toxicity Assessment of Novel Nanoparticles Engineered to Disperse Crude Oil Monitored Using a Gene Expression Biomarker in Fathead Minnow Juveniles View PDF
Hajime Guillermo Kurita Oyamada University of Florida Antineoplastic Agents: Environmental Prevalence and Adverse Outcomes in Aquatic Organisms View PDF
Samuel Kwakye University of Florida Evaluation of Water Use by Huanglongbing (HIB) Affected Citrus Trees in Florida  
Dogil Lee University of Florida Impacts of Pasture, Hay and Row Crop Management Systems on Groundwater Quality and Quantity in the Santa Fe River Basin, Florida  
Nima Madani College of Public Health and Health Professions Analysis of Chemical Fingerprints in Complex Haitian Water Mixtures  
Victoria Morgan University of Florida Sensors Coupled with Risk and Decision Models for Community Water Management View PDF
Silvia Jessica Mostacedo Marasovic University of Florida Agricultural Production and Water Resources Quantity and Quality in the Florida Springs Region View PDF
Mohammad-Zaman Nouri University of Florida Tracking Steroid Hormones in Water, Suspended Particulates and Sediment in iCoast Project Using Targeted Mass Spectrometry  
Andrew Oberhelman University of Florida Chloride Signature and Transport in an Urban-Agricultural Watershed  
Megan Opincarne University of Florida Sublethal Effects of Glyphosate Exposure on the Native Florida Macrophyte Vallisneria Americana  
Enrique Orozco López University of Florida Preferential Flow through the Riparian Vadose Zone: Light Transmission Experiments and Modeling Framework  
Maryory Orton University of Florida Phosphate Removal from Canal Water in the Everglades Agricultural Area Using Activated Aluminum Oxide  
James Phillips University of Florida Modeling and Application of Reduced Height Biosand Filters for Household Scale Water Treatment  
Daniele Pinton University of Florida iCoast-Modeling: Modeling of E. Coli and Nutrients Dispersal in the Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas Lagoonal System and Adjacent Ocean  
Karen Sem University of Florida Characterization, Abundance, and Diversity of Antimicrobial Resistant Pathogens in Wastewater Treatment Trains View PDF
Qianyao Si University of Florida Gulf Coast Research & Education Center How Do Urban Stormwater Infiltration Basins Treat Nitrogen Along a Hydrologic Flow Path Gradient?  
Cody Stewart University of South Florida Evaluating the Removal Efficiency of Baffle Boxes in the Tampa Area  
Andrew Wilson University of South Florida/Florida Gulf Coast University Examining Hydrologic Variables and External Factors on Nutrient Retention in Wetland Mesocosms in Southwest Florida  
Austin Wise Florida Gulf Coast University Construction, Optimization, and Cost-Benefit Analysis of Floating Aquatic Treatment Wetlands for Phyto-remediation Pre-Treatment of Municipal Landfill Leachate Employing Saline-Tolerant Plants View PDF
Alexis Wormington University of Florida Effects of Particle Adsorption in Aquatic Environments on the Bioavailability of Pharmaceutical Contaminants in Fish  
Quinn Zacharias University of Florida Phosphorus Management in the Everglades Watershed: Time for a Change in Paradigm?  

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